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Film festival's documentaries explore varied worlds

Film festivals are for exploring, learning and taking chances that the next 90 minutes will provide an adventure and peak experience. There were many at October’s 7th annual Friday Harbor Film Festival.

Fresh off the boat, I squeezed into a full theater for Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old,” bringing Britain’s version of World War I to the screen in living color and with the soldiers own words, from their letters and journals.

Jackson, the “Lord of the Rings” saga director, oversaw a highly skilled crew with the technical proficiency to colorize and almost literally bring to life and t...


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